Ruben and Gad inherit east of Jordan
32:1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had
a very great multitude of cattle and when they saw the land of
Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place [was] a
place for cattle ;
32:2 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and
spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes
of the congregation, saying,
32:3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon,
and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,
32:4 [Even] the country which the LORD struck before the
congregation of Israel, [is] a land for cattle, and your servants
32:5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in your
sight, let this land be given unto your servants for a possession,
[and] bring us not over Jordan.
32:6 And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the
children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ya'll
sit here ?
32:7 And wherefore discourage ya'll the heart of the children
of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD has given
32:8 This did your fathers, when I sent them from
Kadeshbarnea to see the land.
32:9 For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and
saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of
Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had
32:10 And the LORD'S anger was kindled the same time, and he
32:11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from
twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware
unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob ; because they have not
wholly followed me
32:12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and
Joshua the son of Nun for they have wholly followed the LORD.
32:13 And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel, and he
made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the
generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was
32:14 And, behold, ya'll are risen up in your fathers' stead, an
increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the
LORD toward Israel.
32:15 For if ya'll turn away from after him, he will yet again
leave them in the wilderness ; and ya'll shall destroy all this
32:16 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build
sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones
32:17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the
children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place
and our little ones shall stay in the fenced cities because of
the inhabitants of the land.
32:18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children
of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.
32:19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side
Jordan, or forward ; because our inheritance is fallen to us on
this side Jordan eastward.
32:20 And Moses said unto them, If ya'll will do this thing,
if ya'll will go armed before the LORD to war,
32:21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the
LORD, until he has driven out his enemies from before him,
32:22 And the land be subdued before the LORD then afterward
ya'll shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before
Israel ; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.
32:23 But if ya'll will not do so, behold, ya'll have sinned against
the LORD and be sure your sin will find you out.
32:24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for
your sheep ; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth.
32:25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben
spake unto Moses, saying, Your servants will do as my lord
32:26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our
cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead
32:27 But your servants will pass over, every man armed for
war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord says.
32:28 So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest,
and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of
the children of Israel
32:29 And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and
the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man
armed to battle, before the LORD, and the land shall be subdued
before you; then ya'll shall give them the land of Gilead for a
32:30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they
shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.
32:31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben
answered, saying, As the LORD has said unto your servants, so
will we do.
32:32 We will pass over armed before the LORD into the land
of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side
Jordan [may be] ours.
32:33 And Moses gave unto them, [even] to the children of
Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of
Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the
Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with
the cities thereof in the coasts, [even] the cities of the
country round about.
32:34 And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and
32:35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,
32:36 And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities and folds
32:37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh,
32:38 And Nebo, and Baalmeon,(their names being changed,) and
Shibmah and gave other names unto the cities which they builded.
32:39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to
Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which [was] in
32:40 And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh ;
and he dwelt therein.
32:41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small
towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.
32:42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages
thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.
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